The Nasarawa State Government has given assurances that it will continue to create enabling environment for the provision of modern family planning services in the State.
Dr Janet Angbazo, the Permanent Secretary, Nasarawa State Ministry of Health stated this during a press briefing marking the 2021 World Contraceptive Day at the Ministry’s headquarters in Lafia.
She said the Nasarawa State Government recognizes the fact that easier access to modern contraception will further reduce the high mortality rate in the State.
Listing some of the efforts made by the State Government, Dr. Janet Angbazo said: “the State has launched the 4-year FP/PPFP costed implementation plan (CIP)
“In addition, Nasarawa State has also revised the Task Shifting Task Sharing Policy thus strengthening the efforts at ensuring lower cadre health workers can provide FP services.”
She also disclosed that an interfaith forum on childbirth spacing consisting of both Christian and Islamic religious leaders has been inaugurated to promote family planning and childbirth spacing in Nasarawa State.
She called on all stakeholders to play their part to ensure there is more uptake of family planning services in Nasarawa State.